By choosing to live on campus, you will make friends for life and enjoy an experience that you will never forget.
We have 14 halls of residence, with the option of ensuite or shared bathroom facilities for you to apply for.
Whichever you choose, you’ll have access to:
Free gym membership
Laundry facilities, which you can pay for with an app
You don't even need to be able to cook! All of our rooms are half board, so you receive a £1,000 food card to spend in our food outlets.
We have 24/7 security on campus and you’ll be supported by our friendly team of wardens, who are available throughout the night, to make sure you feel happy and safe.
Join a warm and welcoming community
Our campus has a family feel which our students love. Despite hundreds of students living on campus, our individual halls of residence make it really easy to make friends. From our wardens to the domestic team, you'll get to know our lovely staff too.
There are plenty of things to do in the local area and we have a dedicated and caring Activities Coordinator. They will speak to you to ensure that the plans they put in place work with your interests and availability.
As well as regular trips to the shops, we also run off-site trips every other Saturday. These have included trips to York, Meadowhall, Hornsea, Hull Fair, Christmas markets, go-karting and more.
You'll be able to get involved with a range of activities on campus too, from meeting our animals to trying our mechanical horse, creating something with our 3D printers or having a go at bricklaying.
Being on campus means you're also perfectly placed to work here too. There are a range of job opportunities available, including with our catering and equine teams.
"It is the best life experience that gives you the chance to build a family out of friends."
Rated outstanding by Ofsted for care standards
In our last Ofsted inspection in October 2018, the care and support given to our students was rated as ‘outstanding’.
Inspectors found students living on campus at college “are happy, dedicated to their courses, make excellent progress and are full of praise for the college and its staff”.
The ‘social care common inspection framework’ visit found that:
Bishop Burton is a friendly, safe and secure place to be
Students have excellent relationships with the staff and each other
The staff are a cohesive team that nurtures, encourages and advises students in many different ways to help them succeed
The welfare and development of students is a priority
Student behaviour is exemplary
"I have learnt a lot of skills from living on campus, such as cooking, looking after myself and getting up on time, without having a parent figure watching every step."
Please note that the room and kitchen style varies depending on the accommodation type.
How much does it cost to live on campus?
For the 2023/24 academic year, ensuite rooms will cost £6,238 and those with a shared bathroom will cost £5,567. These prices include £1,000 food card.
To complete your application, you will need to pay a reservation fee of £250. This £250 is converted to a damage deposit and is held until the end of the academic year.
Portable Appliance Testing
To make sure that everyone living on campus is safe, we organise Portable Appliance Testing, which takes place during the first term. This costs £2.50 per item, which will be deducted from your room deposit at the end of the year.
Is there financial support to help with the cost of student accommodation?
You may be able to access our Residential Bursary, which is designed for college-level students studying our specialist land-based courses who can't reasonably travel on a daily basis.
You apply directly to the college for this and we allocate bursaries following a financial assessment process. To qualify, your household income must be below £33,000.
Applying does not guarantee you a room. We will discuss your suitability for accommodation before confirming a place. Should you be unsuitable, we will refund your deposit.
Frequently asked questions
When do applications open?
Applications for accommodation open in November for the following academic year. We continue to take applications until the accommodation is full, at which point we open a waiting list in case anyone changes their mind.
How are rooms allocated?
We operate an allocation policy, with first-year students having priority if they:
Have early morning duties as part of their course
Are under 18 years old and cannot reasonably travel from home
Are over 18 years old and live at least 20 miles from college
Have good behavioural records and references
Is the accommodation open all year?
Our student accommodation is open throughout term times but is closed during college breaks such as Christmas, Easter and over the summer between academic years.
What happens on weekends?
At the weekends, the campus is usually quieter. However, we do run a supermarket trip every Friday night and trips every other weekend for those students who choose not to go home.
What furniture is in each room?
Each room comes with furniture such as a bed, desk and wardrobe.
What's provided in the shared kitchens?
All of the kitchens have a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. Students must provide their own crockery. Small tabletop fridges are allowed in your room, but no additional cooking equipment is permitted.
If I opt for a shared bathroom, how many people do I share with?
You would share with four to five other people.
What do I need to bring with me?
You must provide your own bedding – bottom sheet, duvet and cover, pillow and case, and towels. You are permitted to bring in equipment such as a radio or TV providing it doesn't disrupt others. Please note if you bring a TV you will need your own TV licence.
What do the wardens do?
Our friendly team of wardens are there to support you. Whether they're organising evening activities, helping with transport to the supermarket or if you just need someone to talk to.
How do the food cards work?
Your student ID also acts as your food card, so you don't need to carry anything else around with you.
As a resident, you will be half-board, which means you will be given £1,000 towards food. This money acts as an allowance towards your total food purchases whilst living at Bishop Burton. You can use it at any of our catering outlets. We have four on-campus for our college students: Bishop’s Table, Ostlers, Meadows and Canters.
The money is divided into three termly allowances of £400 for each of terms one and two, and £200 for term three. You can top up to add more money online.
Can I get my post sent directly to the College?
Yes, you can! All incoming student mail goes to our Post Room and you'll be able to collect it by showing your student ID.
How do I need to pay?
Fees are payable in three termly instalments - 40% of the charge at the beginning of terms one and two and the final 20% at the beginning of term three.
If you do not qualify for a Residential Bursary, please contact us as we may be able to offer alternative payment options.
What happens if I decide to leave student accommodation before the end of the academic year?
If you decide to withdraw from/are removed from accommodation due to disciplinary action before the end of the academic year, you will still be required to pay the accommodation fee for the remainder of the year unless your room is re-let to a student who is not already residential.